AC Service | Cooling tips
AC Service | Use your windows to help control the temperature. Keep windows and doors closed during the hot part of the day. Open multiple windows to increase cross ventilation and provide a cooling draft. If you choose to keep your windows open at night, even if you are home, take precautions to ensure your safety.
- Shade the windows on your home. External shades and trees are best; curtains and other window coverings also help prevent heat gain.
- Use a fan instead of air conditioning. People tend to feel cooler when air around them is moving.
- Properly insulate your attic, walls, floor and ducts. Consult EWEB’s Energy Management Services department to determine the appropriate amount of insulation for your home.
- Turn off lights. Turn off unnecessary lights and use compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes (LEDs) that are energy efficient.
- On hot days, avoid using the stove and indoor clothes dryer. Try to use an outdoor grill or microwave oven for cooking, and dry clothes on a line or use the dryer at night.
- Set the thermostat to 78 degrees. With every degree that you lower the temperature, energy use can rise by as much as three percent.
- Maximize cool air flow to improve comfort. Make sure that furniture and window coverings are not blocking vents and the flow of cool air.
- Install programmable digital thermostats for forced air systems. This allows you to control the temperature to correspond with your schedule and avoid unnecessary cooling and cost.
- Clean cooling sources. Clean filters regularly during the summer season and follow manufacturers’ recommendations for replacing filters. Air conditioner filters trap dirt and dust, clean the air you breathe, and help the cooling system unit operate more safely and efficiently. -Save Energy
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